Our Staff

Executive director founder / ceo

Stephanie Shoemake

It is my joy and my honor to be the founder and executive director of Peas in a Pod Learning Center of College Station! Founding and growing Peas in a Pod Learning Center has been a wonderful journey that began 22 years ago when I began my first job as a certified teacher. To prepare for this journey, I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Studies & Psychology (Counseling), and a second Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I am a certified Master Reading Teacher EC-12, and have enjoyed a wonderful career in educating young children since 2000!

After teaching 1st grade and Kindergarten for 8.5 years as a certified teacher in 4 major public school districts in Texas, I completed 5 wonderful years of service in College Station I.S.D. With the help of my husband, I was able to resign from teaching public school to stay at home with our son and twin daughters and begin operating a registered childcare business in our home for 2 years. It was an amazing journey that led us to the opening of the licensed childcare facility here in our hometown 12 years ago called Peas in a Pod Learning Center of College Station.

When we opened the doors of Peas in a Pod Learning Center in 2010, our oldest son was only 3 and our twins were 1 year old. 5 years later we welcomed our youngest son into our family. They all 4 benefited from our dual language (English & Spanish) Kinder Ready Program and were fully prepared to enter College Station Schools. Our kids are now beginning their 5th year, at the International Leadership of Texas, thriving in a trilingual (English, Spanish, Chinese) educational environment. Here is one of our favorite family photos! Come join our school family!